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    Pakistan's PM Khan Sets Internet on Fire With Claim Germany, Japan Share Borders

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    The Prime Minister of Pakistan's knowledge of geography was called into question after he spoke about Germany and Japan sharing a border.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has become a target for trolls after a video of him went viral, in which he claimed that Germany and Japan shared a national border.

    ​Addressing an event in Tehran during his two-day official visit to Iran, Khan said,"The more trade you have with each other, your ties automatically get stronger. Germany and Japan killed millions of their civilians until after the Second World War. The border regions of Germany and Japan, they had joint industries. So now there is no question of them ever having bad relations because their economic interests are tied together."

    ​Khan's comment went viral on social media. Users expressed their bewilderment at his remarks, with most calling it an embarrassment for Pakistan.

    Farhatullah Babar, a Pakistani technocrat and left-wing politician called him out for being an international embarrassment in addition to being a monumental failure at home.

    ​Journalist and rights activist Gul Bukhari said in her tweet:

    "Germany and Japan created joint industries on their border region after World War II." Prime Minister of Pakistan's address in Iran. No further comment.

    ​Bilawal Bhutto, co-Chairman of the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP) indirectly questioned Imran Khan's credentials for being admitted into Oxford University in the early 1970s.

    Other netizens have also left a string of online comments on the matter.


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